Meet Zilla Van Den Born.
She’s the Dutch student who faked a five-week overseas holiday to Southeast Asia. And the reason she did it? Is amazing.
Van Den Born, a graphic designer from Amsterdam, used her excellent Photoshop skills to lie to her friends and family about being overseas. She got them to drop her at the airport, waved to them at the gate, pretended she was going to Thailand….. and then caught the bus home.
In reality, the 25-year-old never left her home town and spent five whole weeks manipulating photographs and posting fake Facebook statuses.
Zilla Van Den Born, eating at an exotic restaurant in ‘Thailand’.
She even skyped her family at bizarre times of the night to keep up the facade.
Here she is, pretending to snorkel with fish. Actually, she’s in the pool at the bottom of her apartment block, and the fish are Photoshopped in later.